Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sewing Machine Programs in March

Learn how to use your sewing machine to make basic items-each class will cover different techniques. 
              Saturday, March 2  10am-noon (make a pillowcase)
            Saturday, March 9  1pm-3pm* Please note time
            Saturday, March 16 10am-noon
            Saturday, March 23 10am-noon
            Saturday, March 30 10am-noon
These programs are free, but call the library at 385-4540 to reserve a spot!

                 Please bring the following items for class
Sewing machine
foot control and electric cord (really I have forgot this )
Sewing machine needle
All purpose thread (any color)
Scissor, small pair to trim thread is fine (fabric scissor if you have them)

We will be making a standard size pillow case for our first project. Super fun!

If you have fabric stashed dig out

3/4 yard main color
1/4 yard contrasting
2 1/2 inch of accent color 

If you do not have fabric KITS WILL BE PROVIDED

If your fabric is not cut to size. We will help you do that

 A demonstration of rotary cutting will also be covered. You do not need to buy all those items needed for that. Just wait--it is a big expense, and we have plenty to share for this class.

UPDATE 3/4/13: We had a great time at the LME Library’s Sewing Program on 3/2/13.  Beauford helped us adjust our machines and taught us a nifty pillowcase trick—loved it!  If you want to see a video demonstrating this burrito pillowcase technique, you can go to

Projects for week 2 include : sewing machine mat or easy cover or soup bowl potholder( Beauford uses hers to hold a cold bowl of frozen yogurt LOL)
If you want to pick your own fabric, here’s the shopping list, for machine mat or cover: 
1 yard main fabric or 3/4 yard should be enough
1yard or 3/4 yard coordinating fabric
1 yard matching ribbon will be for ties on side 1/4"- 3/4" will work ( we will have some available)
*All purchased fabric should be width of fabric and NOT fat quarter size

Don’t worry that you need to shop for fabric!  We have 2 large containers of cotton fabrics they are very nice mostly country/floral prints if you would like to make your sewing accessories from these.  Batting will be provided for your machine accessories.

For those making the fabric bowls, we will have a kit already made up for you.

If none of these projects catch your eye, you can make an infinity scarf.  This will require you to purchase your own fabric.  You will need 18”-20” of 60” fabric that is knit or chiffon (or some other scarf type fabric).  We do not have any knit fabrics in our fabric stash boxes.

We look forward to seeing everyone—don’t forget to sign up online or by calling the library at 385-4540